Starz at TCA: GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Renewal, Return Date Premieres and New Series Pickups

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Starz made several announces during its TCA presentation today.

First was the renewal of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE for a second season. Steven Soderbergh returns as executive producer, along with Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, and Jeff Cuban. However, the second season will focus on an entirely new characters and plotlines. In addition, season 2 will consist of 14 episodes total.

The cable channel also announced that Sunday, October 2 would be the season 2 premiere dates for ASH VS EVIL DEAD (at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT) and BLUNT TALK (at 8:35 p.m. ET/PT).

Starz has also expanded their programming deal with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. In addition to Jackson acting as an executive producer for the series POWER, Starz has announced that they are developing the new series TOMORROW, TODAY based on a screenplay penned by Jackson. TOMORROW, TODAY is “a superhero-themed series about a veteran from the south side of Chicago who, after being falsely imprisoned, becomes the personal experiment of a mad prison doctor trying to create the perfect man – and an unstoppable killing machine. Set free, but on the run, the veteran must reconcile with the world that has turned against him, and use his newfound abilities for good.”

In addition, Starz is developing two more new drama series. The first, THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB, is based on the Alisa Valdes with. THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUBis a dynamic and sexy half-hour series about “six diverse professional women living in New York City who have known each other since college. Ten years later, and through professional and personal successes, failures and heartaches, the one thing they can always count on is each other. The series will explore womanhood in all its glory, with both humor and drama, and always with heart.” The second series, PUSSY VALLEY, is from playwright Katori Hall. The scripted, one-hour drama takes “an unflinching and unapologetic look at the lives of pole dancers working down in the Dirty Delta.”

Finally, Starz is also developing a telenovela called TERESA. Writer/producer Carlos Portugal (EAST LOS HIGH, POP STAR) will create the series and serve as showrunner. The show, based on the highly-rated, award-winning Mexican telenovela “Teresa,” focuses on an undocumented young Latina clawing her way into the exclusive world of Los Angeles wealth. The series will “chronicle her ruthless pursuit of money and power and her willingness to do anything to get them.”

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